Shane Getkate was the Irish hero with bat and ball as Ireland Wolves beat Scotland A by four wickets at Oak Hill to take the lead in the T20 series.

The Instonians all-rounder took 3 for 25 to help restrict Scotland to 139 for 8, before clearing the ropes four times in a rapid unbeaten 47 to see the Irish win with seven balls to spare.

Getkate also took the catch which dismissed the dangerous George Munsey (25), while one of his three victims was opposition skipper Dylan Budge.

Craig Young was again in the wickets, claiming 2-31, while CIYMS all-rounder Mark Adair took 1-14 in an impressive four-over spell.

Wolves lost Gareth Delany to the first ball of the reply, but rebuilt with a 40-run stand between teenagers Nathan McGuire (34) and Oliver Metcalfe (10).

Three quick wickets saw Scotland regain the initiative, but Getkate and skipper Harry Tector (28*) shared a 61-run stand to take control of the contest, with Getkate's knock proving decisive.

I thought we bowled quite well with 160-170 being par here, so to restrict them to 139 today," said Man of the Match Getkate afterwards. "Mark Adair was brilliant with the ball, two upfront and two overs at the death, and Craig Young has started well all week.

I feel pretty confident with my game, with both bat and ball. At times as an all-rounder, maybe the bat fires more than the ball, but to get them both firing at the same time is very pleasing and it's something I've been working on over the last couple of years. Im just concentrating on enjoying my cricket and playing with freedom.

Ive felt in good nick all week, so I'm just trying to keep it as simple as I can. We had obviously played their bowlers in the 50-over series, so we kind of knew where they would try and bowl, so I was just focussing on backing myself and enjoying it as much as I can.

"I thought Harry was very good with his captaincy in the middle overs, he rotated his bowlers very well, and we put on a good partnership in the middle which was crucial to getting the win.

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